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Ghouls for Drools

A fun night of dancing, music, great food, cocktails and a silent auction - all to benefit the rescued dogs of Dogs Deserve Better.

The beautiful Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach will serve as the venue for the spectacular evening.

Halloween attire optional.

Seating is limited so get your tickets today. Click here for tickets.

We still have room for some sponsors. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact for more information.

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Past Events

hector roo clara tree

Roo & Clara Yori after planting Hector's tree. 51 trees were planted in the field, one for each dog seized in April 2007, and a beautiful weeping cherry is planted in the center in memory and honor of those who did not make it out.


The program for April 30, 2016 at 1915 Moonlight Road.

Tribute to the Dogs of the Bad Newz Kennels

April 30, 2016 is a day many will never forget.
It was a day dedicated to the dogs who lived on 1915 Moonlight Road. After months of meticulous planning the dream of paying tribute to and memorializing the dogs of the Bad Newz Kennels came to be. This day would not have been possible without the support of all involved and the sponsors of the trees and the event. Thank you!

Many traveled a long way to participate in this event. A huge thank you to the investigators and officials on the Vick Case who felt it important enough to attend and meet the adopters and various rescue groups who participated in saving these precious dogs. The adopters and rescuers shared their story and at that moment we became one with the dogs all sharing one common goal – Jim Knorr, retired USDA Special Agent on the Vick case reminded us of that goal - NEVER FORGET the dogs of the Bad Newz Kennels. Bill Brinkman, through his daughter, thanked everyone involved with saving these dogs and asked us to keep doing what is right, and we will. Author of The Lost Dogs, Jim Gorant, spoke about rescuing animals and the importance of everyone coming together to help an animal in their time of need. Wolf of Justice Rescue spoke of efforts to conquer dog fighting and when Janet Hopkins from the Metropolitan Opera sang You Will Never Walk Alone there was not a dry eye in the house.

Together we planted dogwood trees with plaques in honor of each and every dog seized nine years ago, and a weeping cherry to honor those who never made it out. The back field is now full of life with beautiful flowering trees for all to enjoy. This was a day of sharing and caring but finally for some, there was closure and peace.

It was a day of peace, a day of closure and a day to remember the dogs of the Bad Newz Kennels. Dogs Deserve Better was honored to host this Tribute and Memorial for the dogs. We were honored to have the adopters, the rescuers, the investigators and dog lovers from all over the country attend. We will always cherish the memories, the tears and the smiles. It was a day to remember.

To see all the photos from this very special day, click here.


Retired USDA Special Agent Jim Knorr meets Uba again, 9 years after he was seized from 1915 Moonlight Road. Uba was just a puppy when he was seized - He is a very happy dog now.


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